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February 11, 2013
08:03 EDTCG, DUFDuff & Phelps announces expiration of 'go-shop' period
Duff & Phelps (DUF) announced that, following the expiration of the “go-shop” period provided for in its previously announced merger agreement with a Consortium comprising controlled affiliates of or funds managed by The Carlyle Group (CG), Stone Point Capital LLC, Pictet & Cie and Edmond de Rothschild Group, the company did not receive any alternative acquisition proposals from third parties. The company remains committed to the Consortium’s proposal to acquire the company for $15.55 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $665.5M. During the “go-shop” period, Centerview Partners, the company’s financial advisor, with the direction of the Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors, comprised of independent Directors, undertook a broad solicitation effort, contacting 27 potential acquirers believed to have potential strategic or financial interest in an alternative transaction to the transaction with the Consortium. These proactive contacts resulted in 5 parties negotiating and entering into confidentiality agreements with the company, although no alternative acquisition proposals from third parties were received. The transaction is expected to close in 1H13.
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October 9, 2015
07:37 EDTCGPrivate equity asset managers attractive, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer expects the private equity-based asset managers to report Q3 negative economic net income. However, Oppenheimer believes that such losses are "a fiction" created by accounting. Oppenheimer's analyst continues to believe that these companies have the best business mode he has sen in 30 years of covering financial stocks, and views the group as significantly undervalued. He expects the group's cash earnings to continue on an upward path, and says that Blackstone (BX), Carlyle Group (CG), and KKR (KKR) all had "significant realizations" in Q3 and have strong backlogs.
October 7, 2015
12:18 EDTCGCarlyle eyes small acquisitions with Japan buyout fund, Bloomberg says
Carlyle Group plans to use the nearly $1B in its third Japan buyout fund to buy family-owned firms and other mid-cap companies, Bloomberg reports, citing Tamotsu Adachi, the company's managing director and co-representative for Japan. In Tokyo, Carlyle often seeks family-owned companies with enterprise values of below $300M, the report says. Reference Link

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